Will Smith managed to break into Hollywood at the young age of 22 with one of the first awards that Will Smith ever winning being way, way back in 1989 when Will Smith released “Parents Just Don’t Understand”. This music video and song was from when Will Smith was known as Fresh Prince alongside DJ Jazzy Jeff. He took home the Grammy Award for Best Rap Performance. Will Smith transitioned with success from music to the big screen and along with that came many accolades for his performances.
With Reinaldo Marcus Green’s King Richard, Will Smith has an opportunity to take home the coveted award for Best Actor at the 94th Academy Awards. Yet when it comes to the great actor known as Will Smith winning an Oscar, it is still yet to be determined if the man will walk home with an Oscar on Sunday evening. And for Will Smith, King Richard is a defining moment on his road to the Oscars.
Will Smith has been nominated before and it was not for Six Degrees of Separation. It was for his stand out performance in Ali in 2001. This secured awards for Ali but Smith did not come home with the award for Best Actor.
Will Smith and His Road to the Oscars
- Six Degrees of Separation
- The Pursuit of Happyness
- King Richard
Other Notable Oscar Worthy Will Smith Movies
Let’s take a look at some of the other movies from Will Smith that are news worthy. Will Smith began his acting career in his music video before landing a star role on NBC’s Fresh Prince of Bel Air. Yet it was his role on Six Degrees of Separation that really paved the way for success. Now in 2022 Will Smith is still without an Oscar win yet people wonder if Will Smith has ever received an Oscar?